Each and every time we dip our toes into the lake of fire, while staring our demons in our face, we are heroes. We are triumphant in truth and fearlessness. One of those times, you will realize that the burn of the lake doesn’t actually have the power to destroy you and you will feel the heat of courage that is the only true transformative burn. Look at your mistakes and actualize this new found courage by forgiving yourself and moving on to bigger and better moments. In the thick of the fire, you may be bloodied, bruised, burned, scorned, and impaled by the truth that is your darker side. Stop hiding from your darkness…….Anjana Love-Dixon
believing in the coldest night of winter…..in the hopeless heart that finds the sky…..in the sadness that forgives the anger…..in the spring that will surely come…..
I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.
Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.
So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.
Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.
Make your mistakes, next year and forever.
I am neither a priest nor a theologian, neither a devotee of nor a spokesperson for any particular spiritual tradition or path. I am an ordinary woman with an extraordinary hunger: to live with an awareness of the Sacred Mystery, the Beloved- God- at the center of my life and to learn from this presence who I am and why I am here…….Oriah Mountain Dreamer